What a couple of heady, wildly successful days in Washington, DC! We are so thrilled to be celebrating with you yesterday’s successful passage– by a 232 to 183 vote–of HJ Res 79, the House bill to remove the deadline from the 1972 ERA. The ERA Coalition statement: ”We’re thrilled that the House removed the time limit on the Equal Rights … Continue reading BIG NEWS: House Dissolves the ERA Time Limit!!
What an exciting day in the House of Representatives — we began the day at Democratic Whip James Clyburn’s Democratic Caucus breakfast, attended by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Jackie Speier, Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters, Lucy McBath and many more. The ERA Coalition was invited to speak about HJ Res 79, Jackie Speier’s bill to … Continue reading TOMORROW: U.S. House Votes on the ERA!
For immediate release (Feb 12, 2020) Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will vote on H.J. Res 79 to remove the so-called time limit that was included by Congress in the preamble to the Equal Rights Amendment when it was passed in 1972. Removing this time limit will put to bed legal arguments … Continue reading ERA Coalition Press Release: February 12, 2020
As you know, we have been working with our supporters and partners to see Rep. Jackie Speier’s bill, HJ Res 79, brought to the House Floor for a full vote. And we did it! This Thursday, February 13th, Congress will vote to remove the time limit from the 1972 ERA. We have 224 co-sponsors, a record … Continue reading Action Alert: Call Your Rep to Support HJ Res 79!
For immediate release (February 4, 2020) Washington, D.C. — The ERA Coalition, together with Coalition member Feminist Majority, has once again delivered hundreds of iconic green ERA YES buttons to members of the House of Representatives in time for the State of the Union address this evening. Be on the lookout for members of Congress … Continue reading ERA Coalition Press Release: February 4, 2020
A note to let you know that many legislators attending the State of the Union tonight will be wearing the classic green ERA buttons worn for years by supporters. Last year our DC Director/Director of Outreach and Advocacy, Bettina Hager, rushed the pins to the members and we got iconic shots of the newly elected … Continue reading ERA at the SOTU!